Free Press Journal
  • Ajit Pawar stays away from probe in irrigation scam

    Mumbai : Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stayed away from the probe being conducted by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) into the flouting of norms for irrigation projects of the Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation (KIDC).

  • BCCI to select T20, ODI squads on September 20

    New Delhi: The Indian squad for the three T20 and five ODIs for the upcoming series against South Africa will be announced in Bengaluru on Sunday, September 20.

  • Stinking problem at Love Grove pumping station

    Mumbai : Despite spending Rs 116 crore for commissioning the Love Grove pumping station in June, the BMC has encountered a problem in its maintenance — the accumulation of garbage at its sluice gates.

  • Goal-machine Ronaldo makes history in Real win

    Madrid :  Cristiano Ronaldo moved in front of Lionel Messi as the top goalscorer in Champions League history with a hat-trick as Real Madrid opened their European campaign with a 4-0 win over 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

  • FTII students get support for strike

    Mumbai : A group of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) alumni, students of other institutions, film personalities and literary figures gathered at Azad Maidan here today demanding immediate intervention to resolve issues raised by Pune’s striking FTII students.

  • Sterling needs to justify price tag, says Gerrard

    Manchester :  Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has criticised Raheem Sterling ater the winger wasted a couple of gilt-edged chances for Manchester City during their Champions League defeat to Juventus at home.

  • EPL money can’t buy Cristiano, Messi: Beckenbauer

    Munich :  Legendary German footballer and honorary president of giants Bayern Munich Franz Beckenbauer has said despite the economic power of the English Premier League, English money could not sign the best, which means they cannot buy everything.

  • Atletico stroll past Galatasaray

    Istanbul: Spanish giants Atletico Madrid made a confident start to their Champions League campaign, cantering past Group C rivals Galatasaray 2-0.

  • Quota row: More Patels withdraw bank deposits

    Ahmedabad :  The ‘economic non-cooperation’ by Patels for OBC reservation demand spread on Wednesday as the community members queued up in large numbers at a bank in Sabarkantha district to withdraw money.

  • Jilted lover threatens to throw acid on girl’s face

    Mumbai : A 26-year-old man has thrashed his ex-girlfriend and threatened to throw acid on her face. The victim has alleged that she left him as he was not ready to give up his habit of taking drugs. The police have registered an FIR against the accused, who is still absconding.

  • BJP promoting bans and fatwas, says Congress

    New Delhi : Mounting a strong clinical attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and each of its shadowy constituents or allies – VHP, Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena. The Congress has charged that the ruling party is indulging in a culture of bans and fatwas. “Whether it is a threat to the musician A R. Rehman or to the famous actor Rajnikant they are two sides of the same coin. Both represent

  • Hungry kya? Derailment hits dabbawalas

    Mumbai : The derailment that hit the suburban local train service, the metropolis’ lifeline, not only caused massive inconvenience to passengers on Tuesday but also threw the famed Dabbawalas’ operations out of gear.

  • SC begins hearing on pleas of ex-IPS Sanjiv Bhatt

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday commenced hearing on the pleas of dismissed Gujarat Cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking apex court-monitored SIT probe into allegation of misuse of state machinery during 2002 post- Godhra riots and the alleged role of top BJP and RSS functionaries and some senior bureaucrats.

  • Vadra’s name dropped from ‘no-frisking’ list

    New Delhi : Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, will now have to undergo security checks at airports with the government on Wednesday dropping his no-frisking privileges after his frequent barbs over the issue on social media.

  • LJP MP Rama Singh quits all party posts

    Patna :  Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) parliamentarian Rama Singh has resigned from all party posts, claiming there was “no internal democracy” in Ram Vilas Paswan’s party.The move comes as LJP sulks over seat-sharing in the NDA ahead of Bihar assembly elections. Rama Singh, who quit all party posts late Tuesday night, is likely to resign from the primary membership of the LJP soon. Three days ago, Singh expressed unhappiness that he was

  • Indian Oil strike late form to record second win

    Mumbai :  Reigning champions Indian Oil produced a solid late charge scoring four goals in the final 12 minutes to quell the spirited challenge Central Railway and romp to a deserving 7-4 win in a keenly fought Pool-A match of the MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) Super Division League 2015 and played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate on Wednesday evening.

  • No relief to Marathwada despite recent showers

    Mumbai : Marathwada, the region reeling under drought, got some showers last week but the situation is still far from better. The rains have failed to raise the reservoir levels in the region.